Ahmednagar, 10th July.
'In the post independence period, the basic problems of the common people have became severe. Snehalaya dared to find solutions to few intense problems related with women and children without waiting and asking for any government aid. The solutions were based on the participation & help of common people. These grass root social initiatives of Snehalaya will be the foundation of selfless work culture in India in the near future; commented Mr Anil Rathod, MLA, Ahmednagar. He emphasized that work done by Snehalaya in the last 26 years has given a new & promising identity to Ahmednagar.
A new rehabilitation centre with all basic amenities will be built in collaboration with JKN Metals in Snehalaya’s Himmatgram. This will be a special residential facility for HIV positive patients & for the children above 18 years of age who are not eligible for stay in childcare homes .The foundation stone for this centre was laid on the auspicious day of ‘Ashadhi Ekadashi’. This centre will be built on the land situated at Isalak, opposite Himmatgram. The foundation was laid by eminent personalities like Mr.Anil Rathod (MLA), Dr.Ujwal Bhatacharjee (Director HR, JKN Metal) & Mr.Rahul Kale (Plant Manager, JKN Metal, Ahmednagar). Many eminent personalities like Mr. Sangram Kadam (JKN Metal’s CSR co-ordinator), Mr.Devendra Akolkar, Mr.Subhash Kabadi, Shrimati. Anshu Gupta, Mr.Milind Jape (Head, Ahmednagar Workers Association), B.A. Nirmal, V.N.Mache, Sanjay Gerange (Sarpanch, Village Isalak), Manda Pol (Trustee, Snehalaya), Feroz Tambatkar, Billi Nagarwala, were present on this occasion.
In his speech, Mr. Anil Rathod said, “In Snehalaya, people of different caste & religion leave their personal interests & politics aside to work sincerely for the betterment of the society. This results in a healthy social atmosphere in Nagar. Snehalaya has succeeded in changing the view of the society towards poor families, children & women living in slums & women facing atrocities. It has also created awareness in these members of the society to understand their problems more clearly. Snehalaya has made a unique contribution in the progress of Ahmednagar.”
Dr. Bhattacharjee informed that JKN Group of industries has always lent a helping hand to many social causes in the last 250 years.